Study saying COVID-19 vaccines cause heart inflammation that was hyped by anti-vaxxers, withdrawn due to miscalculation
The calculations in the study by researchers at The University of Ottawa were used to promote the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine is... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop online calculator to predict how long senior citizens have left to live
A team at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario, Canada, developed the Risk Evaluation for Support: Predictions for Elder-Life in the Community Tool (RESPECT). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight new studies to investigate COVID-19 variants of concern in Canada
(University of Ottawa) Eight new research projects are getting underway in Canada to investigate COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs) and variants of interest (VOIs). These research projects span from investigating the social factors that may protect Indigenous peoples - or increase their vulnerability to - COVID-19 and VOCs, to the creation of a Canadian Wastewater Surveillance Database. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dedicated journal edition on largest ever study on First Nations Food Security & Environment
(University of Ottawa) Newly published results highlight that many First Nations want access to traditional foods and environmental factors impact access to food and clean water. The study also highlights the successful partnership between First Nations peoples across Canada and academia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ontario students more likely to drive after consuming cannabis than alcohol
(University of Ottawa) Ontario students are more likely to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after smoking cannabis than drinking alcohol, a new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine has revealed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accomplished University of Ottawa professors earn Canada Research Chairs
(University of Ottawa) The University of Ottawa has been awarded four new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) that will strengthen its expertise in artificial intelligence, health and law, plus the renewal of two CRCs that will conduct leading-edge research in quantum communications and photonics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No health worries for children born to mothers given seasonal flu vaccine in pregnancy
(University of Ottawa) University of Ottawa/CHEO study reviewing 28,000 children over three-plus years following birth found no increased risk of early childhood health issues following exposure to seasonal flu vaccination during pregnancy (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gender bias is real for women in family-owned businesses
(University of Ottawa) A study examining gender bias and family-owned businesses found daughters were rarely encouraged nor received support to pursue entrepreneurship education while sons mostly did. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

uOttawa, Wesley Clover launch Alacrity Ottawa to build new generation of Canadian tech entrepreneurs
(University of Ottawa) Unique collaboration builds on the proven Alacrity Global technology start-up model, combining academic learning with business, tech training and experienced mentorship to build the next generation of Canadian tech entrepreneurs and companies to leverage local expertise in 5G+ networking for applications such as MedTech, Cybersecurity, AI, transportation and more (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canadian researchers studying effectiveness, safety of COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy
(University of Ottawa) Early real-world evidence has shown COVID-19 vaccines to be safe in pregnant people, but as the initial clinical trials did not include pregnant individuals, more data is required. The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group (VSRG), is investing approximately $1.3 million for two Canadian research teams - including one from the CHEO Research Institute and the University of Ottawa - to further evaluate vaccine safety and effectiveness in pregnant people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risks for Suicide, Self-Harm Up for Adult ICU Survivors
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- The risks for suicide and self-harm are increased for survivors of critical illness, according to a study published online May 5 in The BMJ. Shannon M. Fernando, M.D., from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Look at Three Decades of Real-World Mesothelioma Statistics
Despite clinical trials that often produce inflated expectations, real-world survival rates for pleural mesothelioma have failed to advance significantly over the past three decades, according to one recent study in Canada. Celebrated treatment advances have fallen short for the average patient diagnosed with this rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. “This is a story about a lack of progress. What we’ve seen is kind of underwhelming,” Dr. Paul Wheatley-Price, associate professor of medicine at University of Ottawa and thoracic oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, told The Mesothel...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 11, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Depression part of daily life for many Black Canadians
(University of Ottawa) The first mental health study of Black communities in Canada has found the majority of Black Canadians display severe depressive symptoms - women, even more so - with racial discrimination confirming the appearance of these signs for nearly all. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The last battle of Anne of Brittany: isotopic study of the soldiers of 1491
(University of Ottawa) A multidisciplinary team of researchers from INRAP, CNRS, the universities of Ottawa, Rennes 2, Toulouse III Paul Sabatier and the Max Planck Institute has recognised the soldiers of the last battles of the siege of Rennes in 1491. These are the only witnesses of the forces involved in the conflict between the armies of Duchess Anne of Brittany and the King of France. This research and its methodology are currently the subject of two articles in the PLOS ONE review. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why strong decision-making matters in education
(University of Ottawa) School leaders navigate through complex and challenging situations on a daily basis. Now add the current pandemic context to the mix and it highlights how strong leadership and decision-making abilities are vital in dealing with the uncertainty and constant adaptation that schools must face. How can these leaders be better equipped to resolve such issues? We spoke with uOttawa Professor Stephanie Chitpin, author of a new book on decision-making in an educational context. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parkinson's discovery points to possible future treatment approaches
(University of Ottawa) More than 20 years after the discovery of the parkin gene linked to young-onset Parkinson's disease, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa may have finally figured out how this mysterious gene protects the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Fortnite and Zelda can up your surgical game (no joke!)
(University of Ottawa) Video games offer students obvious respite from the stresses of studies and, now, a study from a University of Ottawa medical student has found they could benefit surgical skills training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Ottawa receives $9 million from CIHR to track COVID-19 variants of concern
(University of Ottawa) A project spearheaded by a researcher at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine has been awarded $9 million in Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to create a Canadian network for better researching and responding to the global threat COVID-19 variants pose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

University of Ottawa researchers close in on root of slow motor learning in autism
(University of Ottawa) In a new study published in Nature Neuroscience researchers from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Medicine have closed in on the neurological underpinnings of the motor learning delay. Dr. Simon Chen's lab in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine used a mouse model of autism to demonstrate a shortage in the amount of the neurotransmitter noradrenaline being released into the brain's primary motor cortex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When English and French mix in literature
(University of Ottawa) A study recently published in the journalLanguage and Literacy found that bilingual books, which are not often used in French immersion classrooms, are seen by students as an effective tool for second language learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

uOttawa in studies investigating why COVID-19 devastation of long-term care residents
(University of Ottawa) Investigators from the the University of Ottawa and Bruyere Research Institute have been awarded $3.5 million in funding from the Government of Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force for a cross-provincial study. The team will recruit over 3,500 residents and 2,500 workers from long-term care facilities in three provinces with goal to gain insight into how various immunity factors, such as antibodies, react to COVID-19 and/or vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Positive vibes only: Forego negative texts or risk being labelled a downer
(University of Ottawa) A new study from researchers at the University of Ottawa's School of Psychology has found that using negative emojis in text messages produces a negative perception of the sender regardless of their true intent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola is a master of disguise
(University of Ottawa) Ebola is so pernicious because it pulls a fast one on the body, disguising itself as a dying cell. A study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens, identifies a pathway that all filoviruses use to gain entry into our cells--and shows how they can be stopped in their tracks by at least one FDA-approved drug. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In symbiosis: Plants control the genetics of microbes
(University of Ottawa) Researchers from the University of Ottawa have discovered that plants may be able to control the genetics of their intimate root symbionts - the organism with which they live in symbiosis - thereby providing a better understanding of their growth. In addition to having a significant impact on all terrestrial ecosystems, their discovery may lead to improved eco-friendly agricultural applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Going Organic: uOttawa team realizing the limitless possibilities of wearable electronics
(University of Ottawa) uOttawa Professor Beno î t Lessard and his team are developing carbon-based technologies which could lead to improved flexible phone displays, make robotic skin more sensitive and allow for wearable electronics that could monitor the physical health of athletes in real-time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Governments need to set clear rules for vaccinating health care workers against COVID-19
(University of Ottawa) An analysis undertaken by Faculty of Law professors and a physician-researcher from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa feels provincial and territorial governments should set clear rules for vaccinating health care workers against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in public and private settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preserving stem cells and tissue without the freezer burn
(University of Ottawa) Dr. Robert Ben, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa, is one half of the brainchild behind the development of ice recrystallization inhibitors, which are small organic molecules that halt ice growth in order to better preserve biological material used in the fields of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

uOttawa study shows that mindfulness can help ease the pain of breast cancer survivors
(University of Ottawa) A study led by University of Ottawa researchers provides empirical evidence that mindfulness has a significant impact on the brain of women suffering from neuropathic pain related to breast cancer treatment. The researchers showed that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) helps modulate neuropathic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists pinpoint molecular cause for severe disorder in children
(University of Ottawa) A team of scientists from the University of Ottawa have opened a window into the cause of a rare genetic disorder that causes mortality in young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex-specific Alzheimer's treatment could benefit males over females
(University of Ottawa) A University of Ottawa study found a specific Alzheimer's treatment is effective in male and not female mice, providing a window into the biology of the disease and the effectiveness of targeted treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How does the brain project manage its learning?
(University of Ottawa) In a paper published today in the prestigious journalScience, a collaboration between University of Ottawa and Humbolt University of Berlin reveals a critical role for a brain area called the perirhinal cortex in managing this learning process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthcare workers have increased insomnia, risk of severe mental health problems: COVID-19 study
(University of Ottawa) University of Ottawa global meta-analysis finds significant mental-health consequences for population, but especially healthcare workers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Canada research chairs foster outstanding research at uOttawa
(University of Ottawa) The University of Ottawa has earned a total of 10 Canada Research Chairs covering a broad scope of subjects, from the exploration of disruptive impacts of stress on higher brain functions to the need to preserve Indigenous traditional cultural memories, and emerging computing technologies that pave the way to smart cities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pandemic has severely disrupted sleep, increasing stress and medication use
(University of Ottawa) The COVID-19 pandemic is seriously affecting the sleep habits of half of those surveyed in a new study from The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research and the University of Ottawa, leading to further stress and anxiety plus further dependence on sleep medication. The global pandemic's impact on daily routines extends to the bed, according to 'Profiles of sleep changes during the COVID?19 pandemic: Demographic, behavioural and psychological factors'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

uOttawa-led study shows that poor sleep can lead to depression in adolescents
(University of Ottawa) Chronic sleep disruption during adolescence can lead to depression in both males and females and alters stress reactivity in females, according to a new study led by University of Ottawa researchers. Their findings are particularly relevant in the context of a pandemic when adolescents' mental health is already under strain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

App could provide new way to track vaccine safety
(University of Ottawa) Canadian researchers launch pilot study of CANImmunize for tracking adverse events related to flu vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$1 million to support manufacturing of COVID-19 treatments, vaccines at uOttawa, Ottawa Hospital
(University of Ottawa) Researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital have been awarded $1,050,000 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support facilities for manufacturing innovative treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Founding member of Cochrane, Dr. Peter Tugwell, receives the 2020 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Barer-Flood Prize recognizes an exceptional researcher who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy, and/or care delivery.Dr. Peter Tugwell is a Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Epidemiology& Public Health, a Senior Scientist, and a practicing internist with a rheumatology practice. In 2001, Dr. Tugwell became Director for the Centre for Global Health at the Institute of Population Health and has built a research program and multidisciplinary team...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 27, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

'Classified knots': uOttawa researchers create optical framed knots to encode information
(University of Ottawa) In a world first, researchers from the University of Ottawa in collaboration with Israeli scientists have been able to create optical framed knots in the laboratory that could potentially be applied in modern technologies. Their work opens the door to new methods of distributing secret cryptographic keys - used to encrypt and decrypt data, ensure secure communication and protect private information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OPH looks to CHEO/uOttawa research to help the community fight against Coronavirus
(University of Ottawa) The National Capital Region is one of the first communities in Canada to conduct daily wastewater readings to help inform its community response in the fight against COVID-19, thanks to innovative research from the CHEO Research Institute (CHEO RI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Six uOttawa COVID-19 mental health projects receive $1 million CIHR funding
(University of Ottawa) Six University of Ottawa-affiliated projects focusing on COVID-19's impact on mental health have won important funding grants totaling over $1 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tracking the trackers: uOttawa researchers launch COVID-19 Global Pandemic App Watch
(University of Ottawa) uOttawa launches the Global Pandemic App Watch, an AI + Society Initiative to track the uptake of COVID-19 contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Examining primary health care for patients with mental illness
(University of Ottawa) University of Ottawa study examines if the chronic health problems of people who live with serious mental illness overlooked by primary care providers (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Ottawa study finds self-harm may be socially contagious among adolescents
(University of Ottawa) A new study led by University of Ottawa epidemiologist Dr. Ian Colman suggests non-suicidal self-injury--behaviours like cutting oneself without the intent to die--may be contagious among teenagers, who are more likely to harm themselves when they know someone who has. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rise of the mutants: New uOttawa-led research to improve enzyme design methodologies
(University of Ottawa) A group of researchers at the University of Ottawa has been looking for ways to improve enzyme design methodologies. They developed a novel computational procedure for enzyme design that is more accurate than previous methods because it allows to approximate the intrinsic flexibility of the protein scaffold used as a template for design. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study explores just transition task force lessons for depolarizing energy, climate policy
(University of Ottawa) The University of Ottawa's Positive Energy program released today a new report that explores the work of Canada's Just Transition Task Force. In 2018, the Task Force met with communities and stakeholders across Canada that would be affected by the federal government's phase out of coal-fired electricity. The report, written by Positive Energy researchers Brendan Frank and Sebastien Girard Lindsay, identifies aspects of the Task Force's work that could help to depolarize Canada's energy and climate dialogue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canada snapping up COVID-19 vaccines at expense of poorer countries, experts say
Global health experts including Ronald Labonté of University of Ottawa are calling on wealthier nations such as Canada to stop hoarding COVID-19 vaccines and do more to help distribute them to the countries least equipped to fight the pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

SPNHC Panel Discussion on Actions to Conserve Biodiversity
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is hosting a panel discussion to consider how the biological collections community can most effectively contribute to protecting biodiversity. Join the SPNHC Biodiversity Crisis Response Committee and a panel of five experts on October 7, 2020 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM EDT. Panelists include: Dr. Tara Cornelisse, an insect conservation biologist and Senior Scientist with the Endangered Species Program at the Center for Biological Diversity. Dr. Robert Gropp, Executive Director of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Dr. Rebecca Johnson, ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Schulich Leader Scholarships supports two new STEM rising stars at uOttawa
(University of Ottawa) Two uOttawa students have been awarded a chance to study in a STEM-related field, worry-free, thanks to a generous four-year Schulich Leader Scholarship, valued at up to $100,000 each. They are among 100 students across Canada to receive this scholarship, one of the most coveted in the country, in 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

uOttawa, Taiwan's National Dong Hwa promote Indigenous academic and research initiatives
(University of Ottawa) The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Social Sciences is joining forces with Taiwan's National Dong Hwa University College of Indigenous Studies (NDHU-CIS) to promote Indigenous Studies after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on academic and research cooperation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news